It’s easy to play the blame game.
I did this because someone else did this and it’s not my fault.
I’m not going to try to fix these bugs because no one else is working on their list.
I told everyone what would happen and now here we are.
Not my idea and yet here we are.
It’s a whole other game to take the hit and keep on moving.
That wasn’t the best call ever made, but I’m not going to give up.
When I finish my list, I’m going to help others with theirs.
So that plan didn’t work out, let’s take the good from it and incorporate into a new plan.
We can salvage this.
One path gives up before you’ve even begun and if you have begun, it throws in the towel mid game. The other doesn’t have a towel to throw in, it’s laden with blood, sweat, and tears and can’t fathom doing anything else with it but wringing it out to go in for another round.
We all aspire to the latter, but also cringe at the thought of being thrust into that position – they don’t know me, why would they listen to me, what if they don’t listen to me – but what we all forget, no matter how many times we do it, is that it all begins with one step and a commitment to keep taking steps over and over again.
It’s not easy, nothing good ever is, but it is well worth it.